Leslie Mann Biography

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Born: March 26, 1972


Date of Birth: March 26, 1972

With her baby voice and huge blue eyes, this San Francisco classical beauty credits much of her success to her three therapists, a psychic, and Susan Jeffers' popular self-help book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. She started her career as a television regular in the series Birdland, following a small role in the feature film Virgin High (1991).

By the mid-'90s, she beat out 500 other aspiring actresses two years later for the role of Matthew Broderick's girlfriend in The Cable Guy. Though her talent won the part, her looks caught the eye of the film's producer Judd Apatow, who said as she left the room, "There goes the future Mrs. Apatow." The two began dating and eventually married.

Apatow is a good friend of Adam Sandler and in his single days, the two roomed together. Though Apatow, Mann became good friends with Sandler, who cast her as his best friend's bitchy fiancée in his 1999 hit comedy, Big Daddy.

Mann continued to focus her attention on comedy films with prominent roles in Orange County and Stealing Harvard (both 2002). She's played roles in comedies such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009) and The Change-Up (2011). She also voiced the character named Sandra Babock in the animated feature ParaNorman (2012) and she lent her voice to the animated films Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) and Rio 2 (2014). More recently, she starred in The Other Woman (2014). More recently, the actress starred in How to Be Single (2016) alongside Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson.

When not on set, Mann spends much of her time raising their two children.

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